2013 Fed 100

Federal 100: Kent W. Armstrong

Kent W. Armstrong

Name: Kent W. Armstrong
Title: Associate CIO for Data Center Operations and Director of the National IT Center
Agency: Agriculture Department

A consolidation and cloud leader. Armstrong's efforts to help USDA meet its data center consolidation objectives have reaped a 40 percent savings on hardware and software infrastructure. In a complementary initiative, he streamlined processes to decrease server builds from weeks to hours. Those efforts have resulted in a 20 percent reduction in service costs in the past two years. In a survey, Gartner analysts found that the services provided under Armstrong's leadership are six months ahead of industry. Overall, his efforts are saving taxpayers $19.4 million a year.

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